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Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car

 
 
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car Marker
Inscription.  This car was built by Western American Car & Foundry Company in Seattle, WA in July 1914 for the Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary Oregon Short Line as a box car and was numbered as their #120579. Car was converted to a double deck stock car in February 1936 as OSL #48330 and was renumbered by the Union Pacific as their #47926.
Car was used to haul sheep and/or pigs and was used system wide. Car could gave passed through Douglas in CB&Q (C&S) general freight trains.
Retired in July of 1964 and acquired shortly thereafter by the State of Wyoming. The City of Douglas took possession in 1993.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 45.508′ N, 105° 23.237′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmont Motor Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Good Roads Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
 
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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May. 26, 2024